Nanoscience News


Microscopic “Sunflowers” for Better Solar Panels

Novel liquid crystal material deforms in three dimensions based on internal structure and external stimuli.​


"Folded" Optical Devices Manipulate Light in a New Way

Metasurface optics manipulate light in a finely controllable way using carefully designed microscopic structures on an otherwise flat surface.


New Catalyst Opens Door to CO2 Capture in Conversion of Coal to Liquid Fuels

Conversion of coal to liquid fuels is especially relevant in coal-rich countries, such as China and the US.​


QuTech researchers Put Forward a Roadmap for Quantum Internet Development

It describes six phases, starting with simple networks of qubits and ending with networks of fully quantum-connected quantum computers.​


World’s Fastest Camera Freezes Time at 10 Trillion Frames Per Second

This new camera literally makes it possible to freeze time to see phenomena—and even light!—in extremely slow motion.​


Nanocages in the Lab and in the Computer: How DNA-based dendrimers transport nanoparticles

Short segments of DNA molecules are perfect candidates for the controllable design of novel complex structures.​


Harvesting Solar Fuels Through a Bacterium’s Unusual Appetite for Gold

Berkeley researchers have created a biohybrid system that produces a higher yield of chemical products than previously demonstrated.


‘Spacesuits’ Protect Microbes Destined to Live in Space

The unique system captures carbon dioxide and converts it into chemicals that can be used by industry or, someday, in space colonies.​


Physics Theory Used to Predict Crowd Behavior

Cornell researchers have developed a highly accurate mathematical approach to predict the behavior of crowds of living creatures.​


TINY Cancer Detection Device Proves Effective in Uganda Testing

Early testing has resulted in about 94 percent agreement with traditional methods, with results being generated in a matter of hours instead of weeks.​